Restaurant Barrier: X Series

This outdoor dining barrier design minimizes labor while maximizing the selected material: 4’x8’ plywood sheets. Through a series of divisions and cuts, pieces can be joined through nails and interlocking to create a 18”x48”x34” planter or bar height table. With a few adjustments, this same concept can be applied to the construction of tables, benches, and single seats. The blank wooden surfaces can be customized by restaurant owners or local artists.


Community partner: Northwest Bronx Community & Clergy Coalition (NWBCCC)

Neighborhood: Kingsbridge, Bronx

Coordinating firm: COOKFOX

Supporting firms: Design Advocates (Space 4 Architecture, Architensions, Brandt : Haferd, Future Expansion Architects, Michael K. Chen Architecture, New Affiliates); MNLA; Perkins & Will; Scalar Architecture; Studio Libeskind